What Does the ‘Me Too’ Facebook Status Mean?
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What Does the ‘Me Too’ Facebook Status Mean?

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U.S. film producer Harvey Weinstein poses during a photocall as he arrives to attend the De Grisogono Party on the sidelines of the 70th Cannes Film Festival, at the Cap-Eden-Roc hotel in Antibes, near Cannes, southeastern France, on May 23, 2017.

A new trend of people typing “me too” as their Facebook has taken social media by storm. What does it mean and how did it start? The trend appears to have been started by actress Alyssa Milano, who wrote earlier this evening:

Influencers, journalists, and other celebrities quickly got on board, writing:

Soon after, the hashtag #metoo began to trend on Twitter and made its way to Facebook, where it retained the same meaning.

The hashtag comes after the recent takedown of media mogul and alleged serial sex offender Harvey Weinstein.

Earlier this month, a New York Times article surfaced about Weinstein, founder of Miramax. In it, A-list celebrities like Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and others say Weinstein harassed them. According to the article, Judd said that she was beckoned to Weinstein’s hotel room at the Peninsula Beverly Hills where Weinstein tried to sexually assault her.

Soon after, the “open secret” broke and subtle, inside jokes of Hollywood suddenly took on a new meaning.

One video surfaced showing actress Gwyneth Paltrow talking about her relationship with Weinstein on David Letterman on November 25, 1998. In the interview, Paltrow tells Letterman about Weinstein, “Oh, he’ll coerce you to do a thing or two, haha.”

The topic about coercion comes up with Letterman jokingly alleging that Weinstein was a “mob guy” who was doing so well in the movies because of “coercion.”

Paltrow’s answer takes on a whole new meaning given the latest revelations.

Other footage shows Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy, calling out Weinstein in 2013, at an Oscars nominee reveal with Emma Stone.

The other was a subtle joke made on 30 Rock by Jenna Maroney, played by Jane Krakowski.

The Paltrow video comes after she revealed that Weinstein came onto her when she was a burgeoning, 22-year-old actress during a meeting about Weinstein’s Emma at his suite at the Peninsula Beverly Hills, reports The New York Times.

Paltrow refused Weinstein’s advances and told her then-boyfriend Brad Pitt, who confronted Weinstein.

Paltrow was told to keep quiet.

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Seth

#METOO -Half the Miss Universe contestants, while Trump was running the thing.

Anonymous

You piece of shit liberals…now every one of you are exposed for the hypocrites you are. Hopefully the pussy will get a taste of it in prison.
Thank God trump won and will put an end to all the bullshit.

JOHN MAYOR

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PHEWTUS is an alleged C-H-I-L-D R-A-P-E-R/ C-H-I-L-D A-B-U-S-E-R!… and so, I take N-O S-O-L-A-C-E in HIS CHOICE for W-H-A-T-E-V-E-R Appointment! And until either PHEWTUS is brought to criminal justice, or the “alleged victim” and “faux media” are brought to justice, I– for one!– WILL be pursuing a S-A-T-I-S-F-A-C-T-O-R-Y R-E-S-O-L-V-E to the allegations made! And so far, T-H-E-R-E I-S N-O S-A-T-I-S-F-A-C-T-O-R-Y R-E-S-O-L-V-E!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

JOHN MAYOR

Jesus Christ died for both Harvey Weinstein and MR. PHEWTUS!… and, although both should be in jail for the “sexual crimes” committed, jail is a useless institution, and affords little other than effecting “punitive catharsis” for its “adherents”! What Christ prefers, is acknowledgement of His LOVE, and obedience to His love! And the difference between Harvey Weinstein and PHEWTUS, is that PHEWTUS is a professing Christian, and has put the claims of his abuses in the category of “FAKE NEWS”! And so!… instead of acknowledging, repenting, and then moving on, PHEWTUS would simply desire to “move on”!… and, would prefer that we “move on”, with him! Alas!… God, and His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, don’t operate that way!… and both require– and, of the “avowed believer” in particular!– THAT WE GO BY WAY OF THE GATE OF GOD’S SON, AND NOT THROUGH SOME “OTHER ROOT” in one’s Christian dealings with God, and His Son!
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Harvey Weinstein is– obviously!– a talented soul!… but, his Erotoanastrophopathy has stood in the way of his relationship with God!… let alone, in the way of his craft! Clogger!… reader!… who– in the right spirit!– should want to see a soul fail, and, be destroyed? Harvey Weinstein could have told some wonderful stories about the power of true love!… if it wasn’t for the fact, that he equates true love, with LUST! He is OBSESSED with LUST, over HEART-FELT sympathy, empathy, and, emotion! In other words, HE IS STRANGLING HIS CREATIVITY BY WAY OF HIS OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE SEXUALITY!
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As for PHEWTUS!… unless the allegations REPORTED by way of legitimate News Media, are– indeed!– Fake News, then PHEWTUS must acknowledge and confess his behavior before God and “true believers”, BEFORE we can “move on”! But then!… and in doing so!… he’ll be compelled to STEP DOWN! In other words, it is Fake News, or, he’s “busted”!
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I’m happy to say!… Clogger, and Reader!… God, and His Son, win this one!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

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